My New Obsession with Divergent *Minor Spoilers*

DivergentOkay, so there might be a few spoilers in this post so if you haven’t read the book or seen the movie proceed with caution! Today I’m going to talk about how I have deprived myself of the genius that is Veronica Roth and the amazing world she has created with the Divergent series.

I will admit that I purposely avoided starting this series because I am extremely picky when it comes to books about dystopian societies. I still haven’t even touched The Hunger Games because I made the mistake of seeing the movies first and now I’m afraid of reading all the things that were left out of the films. I also decided to watch Divergent before reading it and fortunately, I loved the movie so much that I just had to go out and but the book. Watching the movie, I could tell there was such a huge chunk of the story that I wasn’t getting, and unlike THG, it made me want to read the books. While I understood the overall ideal of the story, I decided to further enlighten myself. And boy, am I glad I did!

I absolutely love this book and I’m dying to read Insurgent before the movie comes out in March because I will most certainly be at the midnight screening. After seeing Divergent, I came across a lot of spoilers on the internet regarding parts of Divergent that were left out of the movie, such as Peter stabbing Edward with the butter knife, and Uriah’s character as a whole. I suppose I could go on all day about the things that were left out or changed for the movie, but that’s not the point of this post. My point is that I absolutely love the way the story unfolds and how complex the main characters are. Tris is truly one of the best heroines I’ve ever read about. She’s smart and strong-willed and incredibly brave. I don’t think I’ve ever looked up to a fictional character until now, and Shailene Woodley’s portrayal of Tris is wonderful in my opinion. I also love Four, he is a true leader and the perfect mix of strong and vulnerable and Theo James also gave an incredible performance. I even kind of like Eric, although that may only be because of Jai Courtney’s amazingly venomous performance in the movie. I also really love the Dauntless faction. In the back of the my book is all of the Faction Manifestos and the Dauntless manifesto is by far my favorite. If I had to choose a faction to spend the rest of my life in, I would definitely choose Dauntless because like them, I “believe in ordinary acts of bravery,” and jumping out trains and off of roofs sounds like a kick-ass way to spend my time!

I’ll cut my obsessive rant off here, and sign off by saying if you haven’t read or seen Divergent, I suggest you do ASAP because you will be blown away by Veronica Roth’s awesome imagery and brilliance. For more info on Divergent, visit Veronica Roth’s website¬†and visit the official movie site here.

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